Colon Cancer News

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4/8/2008
Food as Medicine?

Caffeine, green tea, tart cherries may fight MS, cancer and heart disease, studies suggest

4/7/2008
Did Medicare Reimbursement Changes Affect Prostate Cancer Treatment?

Study suggests a link between less drug therapy and more surgical castration

4/4/2008
'Nanomachine' Releases Anticancer Drugs Inside Cells

In response to light, its pores let loose chemicals targeting disease

4/4/2008
Patient Navigators Boost Colon Screens in Urban Minorities

Personal interventions cut no-show rates 30%, study finds

3/25/2008
High-Risk Blacks Less Likely to Get Colonoscopies

Those with family history are referred less often than whites, study finds

3/25/2008
Health Tip: Get Screened for Cancer

Here are tests you should have

3/24/2008
Obese Women Less Likely to Be Tested for Some Cancers

Study finds they're not getting needed screenings for breast and cervical tumors

3/14/2008
Combo Treatment Ups Survival When Cancer Spreads to Abdominal Lining

Studies found it made difference when disease moved from colon, appendix

3/12/2008
Doctors See How Cancer Drug Can Damage Kidneys

But the finding shouldn't keep physicians from using Avastin, researchers say

3/4/2008
Non-Polyp Colon Lesions Hard to Detect

These flat growths are relatively common and tend to be cancerous, study finds

2/22/2008
Earlier Colon Cancer Screens Urged for Smokers

Study finds tobacco users diagnosed almost 7 years earlier than nonsmokers

2/20/2008
Cancer Death Rates Still Declining

But report notes rate of decrease slowed from 2004 to 2005, with 5,424 more deaths

2/18/2008
Timely Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Insurance Status

Uninsured, those on Medicaid more likely to be diagnosed with advanced cancers, American Cancer Society reports

2/15/2008
Obesity Raises Cancer Risk

British study details differences between genders, ethnic groups

2/7/2008
Natural Secretion Marks Difference Between Ordinary Mole and Melanoma

IGFBP7 protein may prove a targeted treatment for metastatic cancers, study suggests

1/29/2008
MicroRNAs May Predict Colon Cancer Prognosis

This genetic material shows early promise for diagnosing, treating tumors

1/24/2008
New Colon Cancer Test Might Spot Trouble Earlier

That and other findings reported at symposium on gastrointestinal cancers

1/2/2008
Colon Cancer Gene Traced to Arrival in United States

Researchers studied two families to find couple who brought the mutation here in the 1630s

12/20/2007
Uninsured More Likely to Die From Cancer Following Diagnosis

Report finds they're less likely to get screening tests, so have advanced disease

12/11/2007
High Meat Consumption Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk

U.S. study finds the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher the risk

12/10/2007
Most Medicare Recipients Ignore Colorectal Cancer Screening

Only one-quarter seek lifesaving tests, new research find

12/7/2007
Obesity, Diabetes Linked to Cancers

Studies find effects on breast, prostate and colorectal tumors

12/7/2007
Green Tea, Fruit Extracts Touted as Potential Cancer Fighters

Preliminary research shows promise against colorectal, prostate and oral tumors

12/5/2007
Night Shift Work May Heighten Risk for Cancer

Expert panel to add it to list of 'probable' causes of malignancy

11/28/2007
Genes May Explain Role of Race in Colon Cancer Risk

Differences in a key piece of DNA seem important, scientists say

11/14/2007
Drug Helps Fight Late-Stage Colon Cancer in Some Patients

Cetuximab is first to extend survival for those resistant to chemotherapy, study says

11/13/2007
Study Challenges Colon Cancer Surgery Follow-Up

Routine testing of 12 lymph nodes may not be as useful as thought, researchers say

11/7/2007
Excess Pounds Raise Women's Cancer Risk

Obesity linked to a range of tumor types, studies find

10/26/2007
Survey Finds Many Women Misinformed About Cancer

Deaths rates could be cut with more testing and early detection

10/17/2007
U.S. Women's Health Care Still Falls Short: Report

11 states as well as District of Columbia receive failing grades

10/16/2007
Initial Colonoscopy Key to Cancer Detection

It's more valuable than follow-up screenings, study finds

10/15/2007
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

Report finds a doubling of the rate of decline over past decade

10/12/2007
Experts Offer Answers on Colonoscopy Options

A newer 'virtual' model is challenging the traditional method

10/3/2007
'Virtual' Colonoscopy an Effective Option: Study

The screen uses CT scans and is performed without anesthesia

9/26/2007
Fruits, Veggies Won't Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Study finds no link, but these foods do fight other health woes, experts say

9/25/2007
1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study

They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

9/25/2007
Fecal Blood Tests Effective at Spotting Colon Cancer

But they are underused, experts say

9/25/2007
Study Links Coronary Disease, Colon Cancer

Higher incidence of malignancies found in heart patients

9/24/2007
Doctors' Office Outreach Boosts Colon Cancer Screening

Simple methods significantly raise exam rate, study finds

9/20/2007
Experts Compare Colon Cancer Treatment Outcomes

Review of studies shows big survival gains

9/12/2007
Education Linked to Cancer Death Rates

Socioeconomic status and access to health care may explain the connection

8/30/2007
Direct Anesthetic Infusion Helps Colorectal Cancer Patients

Ropivacaine helped control postoperative pain, cut recovery time, study finds

8/22/2007
Health Tip: Before a Colonoscopy

Follow instructions to ensure a successful procedure

8/19/2007
Coloring Compound in Fruits, Veggies May Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Lab tests show altering anthocyanin molecules could lead to new treatments, study says

8/16/2007
Healthy Lifestyle Key To Cancer Prevention

Obesity, tobacco cause half of all cancers, presidential panel says

8/14/2007
Healthy Diet Guards Against Return of Colon Cancer

Patients who ate high-fat foods were three times more likely to see recurrence of disease, study finds

8/8/2007
Avastin Plus Chemo May Raise Clot Risk

But the cancer drug's benefits may still outweigh the risk, experts say

8/7/2007
Red Meat, Dairy Nutrient May Raise Colon Cancer Risk

Choline linked to increased polyp growth in women, study found

8/1/2007
Hormones Might Help Treat Colon Cancer

Study suggests loss of specific chemicals drives the disease

7/13/2007
No Evidence Tomatoes, Lycopene Cut Cancer: FDA

The agency lays out details behind its decision to bar health claims